Media Release by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Beware of scammers asking for NDIS fees

Joint Media Release with:

  • Senator Jan McLucas
    Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
    Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers

People are being warned to beware of contact from anyone claiming to work for the Government who tries to make them pay an administration fee to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

These claims are false.

There is no need for people to pay a fee to join the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The Gillard Government is investing $1 billion to launch the first stage of the NDIS in five sites across the country from July this year.

The NDIS Launch Transition Agency will deliver the first stage of the NDIS and in the lead up to launch will communicate with many people with disability in the launch sites.

However, the Agency will not be seeking fees from anyone to participate in the scheme.

People should be very wary of anyone asking for payments for Government schemes, including the NDIS.

If people are concerned that their privacy has been breached or they have provided personal details as a result of one of these calls, they should report it to the police.

People can also report a scam and get further information at the Government’s Scamwatch website,, or call the hotline on 1300 795 995.

If you have any further enquiries about this scam email

If you want to know more about the facts of the NDIS please go to the Government’s official web site at